STAFF from a Wirral restaurant went loom band crazy in a bid to raise funds for a charity supporting people with cancer.

Staff at Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn in Bromborough have been making loom band bracelets as part of a drive by the Italian restaurant group for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Deputy manager Cat Mealor has been in charge of making the brightly coloured green and white creations, with help from loom-band loving 10-year-old daughter Chloe, which the team have been giving away in return for donations to the charity.

Loom band bracelets have become a worldwide craze since gracing the arms of celebrities including Hoylake Open champion Rory McIlroy, David Beckham and singer Harry Styles.

Cat, who lives in Bromborough, said: "We know how popular loom band bracelets are both nationally and locally, even Rory McIlroy was spotted wearing one at the Open just a couple of weeks ago, and we wanted to capture people’s imagination to help raise funds for this worthwhile cause.

"We're delighted at the response already and are looking forward to raising even more for Macmillan."

The team is selling bands as part of a national "£20 Challenge" organised by the privately-owned Pesto Italian Restaurant Group.

Each restaurant team has to use their creative and entrepreneurial talent to convert an initial £20 donation into as much money as possible for Macmillan by September 16.

The restaurant within the group that raises the most will then be named Pesto’s most charitable restaurant.

The restaurant, on Dibbinsdale Road, is also set to hold a Macmillan Coffee morning from 9am until 11.30am on Friday, September 26.

The restaurant hopes to break last year’s record when it raised over £700 during Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Anyone who would like to buy a loom band bracelet in return for a donation, can drop into the restaurant at any time or for larger requests please call the restaurant on 0151 334 9818.